Satellite imagery reveals how gold mining is destroying tropical forests

The picture above is terrible. It shows the catastrophic effects of the deforestation caused by the current gold rush in the tropical forests of South America. The consumption of gold worldwide is increasing in the last years due to the global economic crisis and the instability in the financial markets. » 3/24/15 9:15am 3/24/15 9:15am

The destruction of Gaza in before and after satellite images

These before and after satellite images show a small sample of the destruction of several areas in Gaza. The United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Program has also published damage assessment documents with a detailed count of destructed and damaged structures. » 8/05/14 2:03pm 8/05/14 2:03pm

Vets miraculously save life of lioness who got mauled by buffalo

Siena is a lioness who recently got severely mauled by a buffalo. It's so bad that looking at her standing up with her leg almost ripped off her body looks like a surreal scene from a zombie movie. Happily, the vets rushed to save her life so she could take care of her cubs. WARNING: VERY STRONG IMAGES. » 4/15/14 5:01pm 4/15/14 5:01pm

Is this week the worst week in American history?

History buffs might not know this already but it seems as if this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. Things like President Lincoln being assassinated, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Columbine shooting, the Virginia Tech school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Boston… » 4/15/14 11:53pm 4/15/14 11:53pm

Why our planet is fucked up in one single picture

National Geographic's Your Shot member John Goodman took this beautiful—and terrible—image north of Manhattan Beach in Los Angeles, California: "A lone surfer returns from the sea, bathed in the sodium light of an onshore industrial site." Two ways to understand Earth clashing in one perfect image. » 3/12/14 12:47pm 3/12/14 12:47pm

Watch how the RIP bullet makes your vital organs explode in slow motion

Rated RR tested the Radically Invasive Projectile (yes, RIP) ammo against ballistic gel, filming it in super-slow motion to show you what a bullet like this would do as it penetrates the flesh of a human body. It's pretty terrifying stuff. » 2/03/14 7:06pm 2/03/14 7:06pm

Impressive images of the California wildfire

Just two weeks after state officials declared 2013 the driest year in California history, a fast-moving wildfire has burned 1,700 acres northeast of Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times. In winter. When it's usually raining. » 1/16/14 2:00pm 1/16/14 2:00pm

NASA finds the coldest place on Earth

You're looking at Valkyrie Dome aka Dome Fuji, on the East Antarctic Plateau. Near these dark structures there is a ridge with hollows that can get down to minus 133.6 degrees Fahrenheit—minus 92 degrees Celsius. A team of NASA and US Geological Survey scientists have now officially declared this ridge The Coldest… » 12/09/13 6:24pm 12/09/13 6:24pm

The Story of O: A Very Terrible Film You Simply Must See

Listen to me when I tell you this is the worst film I've seen probably ever. That said, I for whatever reason felt compelled to see it through to the end—a courtesy I don't give every movie I begin—so maybe you'll find it worthwhile, too. » 4/27/12 1:40am 4/27/12 1:40am

Amish Woman Dies after Freak Laundry Accident

Well, this is awful. An Indian Amish woman died while doing laundry the old fashioned way—over a flaming pot of boiling water. It appears the flames got out of control, consuming and killing her with burns. Well. » 6/03/11 9:29am 6/03/11 9:29am